This year the Russian army has received its first brigade of the latest-generation Tornado-S multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), announced Alexander Kochkin, vice-CEO of the Rostec subsidiary Techmash, at the MILEX-2019 exhibition.
“As for the further development of the Tornado, we now have a new system, the Tornado-S. The first rocket brigade was sent to the armed forces this year, and has begun pilot operation,” Kochkin told RIA Novosti.
The modernization of the Tornado MLRS to the Tornado-S level was commissioned by the Defense Ministry, he noted.
The Tornado-S is a considerable upgrade from the 9K58 Tornado, designed to destroy distant group targets (personnel, unarmored, lightly armored and armored vehicles), tactical missiles, aerial defense systems, parked helicopters, command points, communication nodes and military industrial infrastructure. The system can fire its rockets in a salvo or as individual precision missiles, and has essentially become a universal tactical rocket system. The Tornado-S can also use adjustable ammunition.